10 Plays Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Iphigenia Among Taurians.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Hippolytus": When the nurse tells Hippolytus of Phaedra's desire for him, Hippolytus swears he will never break his vow of what?
(a) Marriage.
(b) Chastity.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Poverty.

2. "Ion": Who tells Creusa that she will never have a child with Xuthus?
(a) The priestess.
(b) The oracle.
(c) The god.
(d) The chorus.

3. "Ion": At the beginning of the play, what action of Apollo's does Hermes describe?
(a) Birth.
(b) Waging war.
(c) Playing the lyre.
(d) Rape.

4. "Hippolytus": Where is Hippolytus's father in exile?
(a) Aleceadis.
(b) Gransten.
(c) Thebes.
(d) Troezen.

5. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Of what crime does Iphigenia plan to claim the two men are guilty making them unclean?
(a) Matricide.
(b) Patricide.
(c) Homicide.
(d) Fratricide.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Hippolytus": What action does Phaedra believe is better than doing wrong?

2. "Ion": What does Xuthus do before seeing the oracle?

3. "Hippolytus": When the scene shifts to Phaedra and her nurse, what condition is Phaedra in?

4. "Iphigenia among Taurians": Where does Iphigenia think her brother is when she is going to release one of the men to take a message to him?

5. "Hippolytus": With whom does Aphrodite make Phaedra fall in love?

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